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Mine Drainage: Being a Complete and Practical Treatise on Direct-Acting Underground Steam Pumping Machinery
     

Mine Drainage: Being a Complete and Practical Treatise on Direct-Acting Underground Steam Pumping Machinery

by Stephen Michell
 

ISBN-10: 1108026656

ISBN-13: 9781108026659

Pub. Date: 05/19/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Stephen Michell's 1881 work covers the full range of engines and steam-pumps available for draining mines in the nineteenth century. An expert on contemporary mining technology, Michell co-authored the essays 'The Best Mining Machinery' and 'The Cornish System of Mine Drainage' prior to writing this comprehensive survey. Mine Drainage represents the first attempt

Overview

Stephen Michell's 1881 work covers the full range of engines and steam-pumps available for draining mines in the nineteenth century. An expert on contemporary mining technology, Michell co-authored the essays 'The Best Mining Machinery' and 'The Cornish System of Mine Drainage' prior to writing this comprehensive survey. Mine Drainage represents the first attempt to gather in one book information previously located in various journals (and therefore difficult to find), and documentation about engines by their (possibly biased) manufacturers. The book also contains almost 140 illustrations of the diverse pumps and engines discussed. After a short introduction, the material is organised into two main sections, focusing on horizontal and vertical engines. Within those categories it discusses rotary and non-rotary engines, and simple and compound steam-pumps. The book will interest historians of technology, science, engineering, and mining in the Victorian period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108026659
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Technology Series
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introductory; 1. Classification of underground steam-pumping engines; 2. Horizontal Pumping Engines: rotary horizontal engines; 3. Non-rotary engines; 4. Vertical Pumping Engines: rotary vertical engines; 5. Non-rotary vertical engines; Appendix; Index.

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